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(Savannah Fall Festivals 2017) Free Savannah Children’s Book Festival

Tuesday, November 7th, 2017

Free Savannah Children's Book Festival 2017 Kwame Alexander

 

Live Oak Public Libraries and the City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs present
Savannah Children’s Book Festival (SCBF)
Sat. Nov. 18, 2017
10AM-4PM | Forsyth Park

FREE & open to the public

2017 SCBF Featured Authors

Featured Authors Bios

Headlining Author
Kwame Alexander

New York Times-bestselling author Kwame Alexander is a poet, educator and author of 24 books, including “The Crossover,” which received the 2015 Newbery Medal.

Featured Authors
R. Gregory Christie
Carmen Agra Deedy
José Lucio
Susan Rubin
Don Tate
Carole Boston Weatherford
Salina Yoon

Featured Authors – Teen Literature 
E. Lockhart                 Kekla Magoon                 Cynthia Leitich Smith

Also, dozens of indie authors, illustrators & performers. See the full list here.  As well as free family entertainment.

Learn more here.

Winter 2017 Classes, Workshops, Homeschool Meet-Ups @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe, Savannah

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Saturday Art Kids Workshops Savannah Henny Penny Art Space Cafe

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah is knocking it out of the park – or, studio – this Winter 2017 with loads of fun weekly classes, fun open studio themes, Saturday workshops & homeschool meetups – for all ages.

New programs to get exited about: Pretend Play on Mondays, 1-4PM & Homeschool Meet Up on Wednesdays, 2-4PM.

See all the Nov/Dec. 2017 Henny Penny classes, the homeschool meet-up schedule & Saturday workshops here. 

For the special Saturday workshops below, please register your child in advance as space is limited. Pre-register at thescribbleartstudio.com.

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Homeschool meet-up Savannah Henny Penny art classes

Homeschool Meet Ups

Homeschool Meet Up at Henny Penny Art Space and Café. Each week, Henny Penny will offer an artist inspired art project. No registration required, just show up. 2-4PM Wednesdays. Different theme each week. See the schedule here. 

Homeschool Meet Up
2-4PM Wednesdays | $7; $5 for siblings
Weekly art project inspired by famous artists! No pre-registration required, just show up!
Nov. 15, Fred Babb
Nov. 22, Yayoi Kusama
Nov. 29, Beatrice Alemagna
Dec. 6, Van Gogh
Dec. 13, Clay Birds
Dec. 20, Nancy Wolff Kokka
Dec. 27, Paul Klee

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Weekday Classes

All Ages

Ms. Jami’s Storytime Art
Mondays, 10:30am-12:30pm | $5

Pretend Play
Mondays, 1pm-4pm | $7
Join us for dress up fun! Each week we’ll make something new and exciting to fuel kids love for creative play! Ages 3 and under might need parental assistance.

Play Doh Play Dates
Tues. & Thurs., 10am-4pm | $5
Cookie cutters, rolling pins, we’ve got everything to make wonderful play doh creations in our “mini” kitchen.

Mommy & Me Craft Mornings Henny Penny Cafe Savannah

Mommy & Me Crafty Mornings
Wednesdays, 10AM-Noon | All Ages | $5
Nov. 15, Fall Collage
Nov. 22, Turkey Wood Slice
Nov. 29,Mushrooms & Ladybugs
Dec. 6, Tree Ornament
Dec. 13, Gingerbread House
Dec. 20, Snowman Snow Globes
Dec. 27,New Year Fireworks Art

Homeschool Meet Up
Wednesdays, 2pm-4pm | $7; $5 for siblings
Join us for a weekly art project inspired by famous artists! No pre-registration required, just show up.

Adult Crafting Savannah Henny Penny Cafe Savannah

Adult Crafting
Thursdays, 1-4pm | $10
Nov. 16, Personalized Peg People Name Tags
Nov. 30, Yarn Wreaths
Dec. 7, Holiday Garland Part I
Dec. 14, Holiday Garland Part II
Dec. 21, Tiny Trees for your Table
Dec. 28, Peg Doll Cake Toppers

Petite Picassos!
Fridays, 10am-4pm | All Ages | $5
Kids paint at their very own “petite” sized easels! Sit back and relax with a coffee, we’ll provide your little artist with everything needed to make their own masterpiece.

Calling All Animal Lovers
Saturdays, 9am-5pm | All Ages | $5
Paint a different animal on canvas each week.

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Open Studio

All Ages

Kids love to create. Henny Penny loves to help, providing a variety of art materials for your child to make something uniquely special.

Monday thru Friday, 10AM-4PM | Cost: $5
Saturdays, 9AM-5PM | Cost: $5
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Special Saturday Workshops

All Ages • 3-4pm • $20. Please register your child in advance as space is limited. Pre-register at thescribbleartstudio.com

See the schedule in the top image above. 

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About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Holiday Robotics Camp @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Sunday, October 29th, 2017

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host a one-week Holiday Robotics Camp for kids.

Cost: $199. Mention SouthernMamas.com to receive a $25 discount.

The Holiday Robotics Camp will be 9AM-Noon, Dec. 18-22 2017.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Mommy & Me Playdates @ Savannah Sharks gym

Friday, October 27th, 2017

Savannah Sharks toddler gym Mommy Me playdates

Mommy & Me play dates are offered three days a week @ Savannah Sharks. 

Play dates @ this gym are every Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:30AM-Noon. Attend just one day or all three.

For crawlers to age 4.

These “play dates” are an unstructured play time with our toys,swings,slides,bouncy house and more. It is great way to get your child out the house and around other children in a safe and fun environment.

An adult is required to be present to supervise your child at all times as supervision is not provided.

$8 per session or $65 for a punch card including 10 sessions.

Siblings are free.

Learn more here. 

Savannah Sharks gym
1686 E. President St
Savannah GA 31404
(912) 335-2234
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Date Night

Need a childfree night out?

Savannah Sharks often offers Open Gym, Fridays 5:30-7:30PM. For ages 7+ . Cost: $10 per child. Call  (912) 335-2234.

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Savannah Sharks Children’s Birthday Parties

Have your child’s next birthday at Savannah Sharks gym.

Book your party online here. 

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
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Affordable Fall/Holidays 2017 Savannah kids’ art workshops include parent & child holiday clay

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Art Clay Classes Youth Children Savannah Holidays 2017

Create holiday clay ornaments with your child. Take part in a parent & child nightlight glass fusing workshop. Sign up your little artist for an after-school drawing class.

City of Savannah’s upcoming classes & workshops include parent & child clay; drawing; even a couples’ evening clay workshop.

Register for City of Savannah Department of Cultural Affairs children’s art classes & parent & me workshops for Late Fall/Early Winter 2017.

Registration Deadline: Class registrations are due at noon the Thursday before the class begins.
Workshop registrations due at noon the Monday before the workshop.

Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Session 4 Youth & Adult Classes & Workshops
Oct. 30-Dec. 15, 2017
*No classes during Thanksgiving week (November 20 – 24)

1 Day Workshops

Date Night Dirt – Couples Clay
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages: 17+
Fri. Dec. 1, 6-8PM
Bring a buddy and get muddy! Join us for a night of fun and creativity exploring clay in a supportive environment. This night is for couples and is open to all skill levels. We will work on the wheel and see what we get! The fee includes all materials, glaze, and firing of one piece per person. Pieces will be available to pick up 2-3weeks after the class. Night is limited to 5 couples.
$40/couple

Parent & Child Nightlight Glass Fusing Workshop NEW!
Instructor: Stephanie VanGeel
Ages 5+
Sat. Dec. 2, 10AM-1PM
As the nights get longer, scare away the monsters with a nightlight that you and your youngster created together. Come join the fun and learn how to crush, cut, and melt glass into your own unique design. We will be using real glass to make a fused glass nightlight. Because we are using glass, children must be over the age of 5 to participate and an adult must be present. Please note: projects will be available for pick up at a later date due to the kiln firing process. Workshop is limited to 10 students total.
$50/pair

Parent & Child Holiday Clay Workshop – Handbuilding
Instructor: Clair Buckner
Ages 5+
Sat. Dec. 2, 1-3PM
Come join this popular parent and child holiday workshop! Let your imagination run wild and make a one of a kind piece of art to keep forever. Students will learn basic hand building, sculpting and decorating techniques. Workshop is limited to 10 students total.
$30/$25 city residents

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Youth 4-6 Week Classes

Metalsmithing and Jewelry

Teen Jewelry Making (6 Weeks) NEW!
Instructor: Jessica Anderson
Ages: 13-17
Tuesdays, Oct. 31-Dec. 12, 3:30-5PM
This 6-week afterschool class will teach young adults of all skill levels awesome methods to create wearable works of art. Students will explore basic jewelry making techniques like wire wrapping, enameling, kumihimo, beading, and macramé. Students will complete the session with 6 pieces of jewelry art. Class is limited to 10 students.
$90/$75 city residents

Painting and Drawing

Afterschool Drawing Fundamentals for Youth (6 Weeks)
Instructor: Brian Woods
Ages: 6-12
Wednesdays, Nov. 1-Dec. 13, 4-5:30PM
This class will focus primarily on foundational drawing techniques. Students will learn the fundamental principle of using basic shapes to construct images. Students will explore drawing with stylization, movement (gesture drawing), and how to develop details. As students learn and discover their own shape language from the classes, they will be able to use the basic drawing principles taught during the class to build their future drawing skills.
$90/$75 city residents

Afterschool Portfolio Prep for Youth (6 Weeks) NEW!
Instructor: Heather Brancato
Ages: 8-14
Thursdays Nov. 2-Dec. 14, 4-5:30PM
Build an eye catching artist portfolio to meet your individual needs! The class will consist of creating artworks based on the foundations of the Visual Arts. Illustrations from real life, original paintings, and an array of techniques will emphasize your uniqueness and self- expression. If you are struggling with certain materials or concepts, critiques during the art making process will help guide and improve the final product. The culmination of these pieces will be structured into an artist portfolio to present to future schools or for personal assessment.
$90/$75 city residents

Register & see the full list of classes here. 

Art classes & workshops @ City of Savannah’s Department of Cultural Affairs studios. 9 W. Henry St. (912) 651-6783 On Facebook here. On Twitter here. Savannah Dept. of Cultural Affairs is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah Fall Festivals 2017: Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding

Wednesday, October 25th, 2017

Oatland Island Wildlife Center Harvest Festival Cane Grinding Savannah 2017

Come to Oatland Island Wildlife Center in Savannah for the 2017 Harvest Festival & Cane Grinding Sat. Nov. 18 to celebrate Georgia’s diverse agricultural traditions during this annual fundraising event.

Centered around our 1800’s Heritage Homesite, history comes alive at this old-fashioned fall gathering.  The sights, sounds & aromas will tug at your senses as you enjoy music, storytelling, children’s games & talent show, traditional crafts, demos & more.

Oatland staff will be grinding sugar cane and making cane syrup as well as cooking copper kettle apple butter & a variety of open fire & hearth recipes to sample.

Admission: $7 for adults; $5 for children.
10AM-4PM Sat. Nov. 18 2017 @ Oatland Island Wildlife Center, Savannah

For more info, call 912-395-1517.

FREE fitness self-defense classes, Savannah

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

free fitness self-defense workout KATMA Savannah

Who is ready for a free workout?

The Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts (KATMA) in Savannah will host FREE fitness-based self-defense sessions.

The free workout will be Oct. 24-26 2017 (Tues., Wed. & Thurs.) Attend just one or all three days. These classes are fun & free.

Class size is limited to 15 people. Please RSVP.  Call (912) 495-8693.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts
210 W. Victory Dr.
Savannah, GA 31405
(912) 495-8693

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KATMA also offers affordable, martial-art themed children’s birthday parties & a variety of martial arts & self-defense classes for all ages.

Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts, 210 W. Victory Dr., Savannah, GA 31405, (912) 495-8693 Kombative Academy of Traditional Martial Arts is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Savannah after-school classes: Robotics, Coding @ Sylvan Learning Center

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

STEM classes Robotics Savannah Sylvan Learning Center

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host an after-school basic coding & robotics class for kids.

During the class called “Underwater Adventures,” kids will learn basic coding & robotics while creating their own virtual underwater world.

The 4-week robotics course will be Nov. 14-Dec. 5 2017, Tuesdays 5-6PM. Cost: $89.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Maven Makers in Savannah: I’m A Maker After-School Class for ages 7-11

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Maker After-School Classes Maven Maker Savannah

 

The I’m a Maker Afterschool Program @ Maven Makers in Savannah is designed to be both educational and fun for every young maker!

Each week makers will learn through doing; an approach that keeps them actively engaged in a hands-on project that organically incorporates the principles of science, technology, engineering, art, and math (STEAM). From building robots to 3D printing to basic woodworking, this afterschool program for ages 7-11 has it all.

Sign up today and let’s start making!

Class starts Oct. 16. Register online here.

Types of projects included, and yes- you get to take them all home
3D design/printing
electronics kits
robotics
wooden tops
silicone molding
and more

Class schedule
Oct. 16 to Dec. 14 2017

*This program will not meet the week of Thanksgiving.

Questions or want more info? Email events@mavenmakers.com. Registration and cost info can be found here.

The Maven Makers shop, 415 West Boundary St. Savannah, 31401, email events@mavenmakers.com. Maven Makers is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

County Fairs 2017 with rides in Chatham, Effingham & Bulloch County

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

coujnty fairs in Savannah Statesboro 2017If crisp mornings & autumn light have you hankering to take the kids to seek out Charlotte & Wilbur at a county fair, here are a few near Savannah to check out:

Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair, Statesboro
Oct. 16-21 2017
Carnival rides, food, shows including “Chase’s Racing, Swimming Pigs”, educational exhibits, free animal shows nightly, a working blacksmith shop, grits mill, live syrup making, Kiwanis Pancakes & Sausage
16942 Highway 67 South
Statesboro, Georgia 30458
Details here.

Effingham County Fair, Springfield
Oct. 23-28 2017
Fair Grounds, Springfield
Details here.

Coastal Empire Fair, Savannah
Nov. 2-12
The fair will still be held at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds @ 4801 Meding St
Savannah, Georgia 31405. It was previously reported that this year’s fair would be at a different location.
Details here. 

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FOR MORE SAVANNAH-AREA FALL EVENTS, VISIT OUR SAVANNAH FALL FUN GUIDE 2017. 

Self-defense classes for kids, women @ Pooler Karate

Thursday, October 5th, 2017

Pooler Karate Savannah kids' self defense women's

Carson Fortner’s Pooler Karate offers seminars to help you or your children learn self-defense techniques.

Pooler Karate is a family-oriented martial arts school that offers programs to children and adults ages two and older.

Kids Self Defense class with Grand Master Cox
Oct. 28, 2017, 12-1PM

To register, call (912) 748-7111 or email info@PoolerKarateTSD.com

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Women’s Self Defense seminar with Grand Master Cox
Oct. 28 2017, 10AM-Noon

To register, call (912) 748-7111 or email info@PoolerKarateTSD.com

Stay connected with Pooler Karate by liking them on Facebook here. 

Pooler Karate, 10 Towne Center Blvd #200, Pooler, GA, (912) 748-7111, email poolerkarate@gmail.com. Pooler Karate is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Kindermusik Savannah October 2017 musical playdates for ages 0-7

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

Kindermusik Savannah toddlers preschoolers musical playdates Kindermusik Savannah with 88 Keys Piano presents its October musical playdates for ages 0-7.

Cuddle up with your favorite pet. It’s time for Paws and Claws! You will take an imaginary trip to the Kindermusik pet shop, where you’ll make friends with dogs, cats, birds, fish, and you just never know what else. There’s nothing like music to help us express our affection for those lovable animals in our lives. ​Children are invited to bring their favorite stuffed animal along to class.

What’s more: Your child will take home an instrument, 10 songs, and a $10 coupon for our weekly studio classes.

This playdate will be held three times during October 2017.

Sat. Oct. 21 @ 10AM
Thurs. Oct. 26 @ 10AM
Sat. Oct 28 @ 10AM

Playdates are open to children ages 0-7 and their caregivers. Cost is $15 for your first child, and $5 each for siblings.

Spaces in each playdate are limited and tend to fill fast, so enroll now and save your family’s spots. Call 912-988-KEYS; text 912-432-5885 or email info@kindermusikwith88keys.com.

Kindermusik Savannah, kindermusikwith88keys.com,  email music@kindermusikwith88keys.com or info@kindermusikwith88keys.com, 912.988.KEYS (5397) Kindermusik is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Things to do with toddlers in Savannah: Mommy & Me playdates @ Savannah Sharks gym

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Savannah Sharks Mommy & Me gym time

Mommy & Me play dates @ Savannah Sharks. 
Every Monday, Tuesday & Friday 10:30AM-Noon. For crawlers to age 4.  Learn more here. 

This popular program will run through the end of May 2017.  It will happen on Halloween Oct. 31 as well as the week of Thanksgiving on Nov. 21 & 24. (Gym is closed on Thanksgiving Day 2017)

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Savannah Sharks Children’s Birthday Parties

Have your child’s next birthday at Savannah Sharks gym.

Book your party online here. 

Stay connected by liking Savannah Sharks on Facebook here. 

Savannah Sharks Cheerleading and Tumbling, (912) 335-2234, 1686 E President St, Savannah, GA 31404
email savsharks@gmail.com Savannah Sharks is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser

Kids’ Robotics classes @ Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah

Monday, October 2nd, 2017

Robotics camp classes Sylvan Learning Center Savannah

Sylvan Learning Center of Savannah will host a kids’ Robotics course.

The 4-week robotics course will be Oct. 10-Nov. 7 2017, Tuesdays 5-6PM. Cost: $89.

Call 912.355.2267 to register.

Sylvan Learning of Savannah. On Facebook here, Tel: 912-355-2267, 340 Eisenhower Dr, Ste 100, Savannah 31406 Sylvan Learning of Savannah is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Halloween Savannah 2017: Kids’ Halloween Necklace Workshop, Savannah

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

 

Kids can create a Halloween necklace this Saturday Oct. 7, 3-4PM @ Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah. Supplies provided.

Cost $15.

Please pre-register at thescribbleartstudio.com

Details here. 

Henny Penny Art Space & Cafe in Savannah offers fun weekly classes, daily open studio themes, Saturday workshops & homeschool meetups – for all ages. See the Fall 2017 class & workshop schedule here. 

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About Henny Penny 

Henny Penny is located at 1514 Bull St. Savannah.

Nestled just blocks from Forsyth Park, Henny Penny Art Space and Cafe also provides custom-designed arts and crafts kits for all ages, workshops, classes, and is available for booking birthday parties.

Foxy Loxy Cafe & Scribble Art Studio opened Henny Penny earlier this year.

Scribble Art Studio is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser 

Spanish classes for children: Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah, Tybee Is., Richmond Hill

Wednesday, September 27th, 2017

Drop-In Spanish kids' classes Savannah children

Want your kids to learn Spanish but can’t commit to a series of Spanish classes?

Come to drop-in classes @ Kids’ Spanish Exchange in Savannah. Just show up. No registration required.

Drop-in classes: Kids Spanish Exchange offers regular drop-in classes (no pre-registration required) 10:30AM Mondays & 3:30PM Saturdays for ages 18-mths. & older at the Savannah location,  2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music).

Cost of drop-in classes: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.

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Spanish classes for kids Savannah Kids Spanish Exchange

Kids Spanish Exchange in Savannah is offering 10-week Spanish immersion classes for children of all ages this Fall 2017 in Savannah, Tybee Is. and Richmond Hill. These new classes start in Oct. 6 so sign up now.  Don’t wait because classes are kept small for maximum learning and FUN! Call or message today to reserve your spot. Email kidsspanishexchange@gmail.com or call 719.502.7685

Savannah classes start Oct. 6 2017
Location: Kids Spanish Exchange, 2305 Habersham St., Savannah 31401 (@ Ms. Amy’s School of Music).
Mondays
10:30AM: Drop-in class (no pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths & older. Cost: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.
After-school: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 4-6 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
After-school: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
Saturdays
1:30PM: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
2:30PM: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 4-6 years old. Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included
3:30PM: Drop-in class (no pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths & older. Cost: $10 per child, $5 for additional siblings or a 5 class pass for $40.

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Richmond Hill classes start Oct. 6 2017
Location: ATA Martial Arts, 11262 Ford Ave.
Fridays
10AM: Mami y yo (pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths-2 years old
After-school: Los Kinders (pre-registration required) for ages 4-6 years old
After-school: Los escolares (pre-registration required) for ages 7-10 years old

Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included

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Tybee Is. classes start Oct. 6 2017
Thursdays
10:30AM: Mami y yo (pre-registration required) for ages 18-mths-2 years old

Cost: $165 for 10-week session, materials included

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Call or message today to reserve your spot. Email kidsspanishexchange@gmail.com or call 719.502.7685

Visit Kids Spanish Exchange Facebook page HERE for FREE Spanish learning resources for kids.

Kids Spanish Exchange is a SouthernMamas.com advertiser